i|rid|i|um

i|rid|i|um
i|rid|i|um «ih RIHD ee uhm, y RIHD-», noun.
a silver-white, hard, brittle metallic element which occurs in platinum ores and is used as an alloy with platinum for jewelry and the points of fountain pens.
[< New Latin iridium < Latin īis, īridis; see etym. under iris (with reference to its iridescence) (Cf.iris)]

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